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English definition of “play possum”

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play possum

to pretend to be dead or sleeping so that someone will not annoy or attack you: I don't think he's really asleep. He's playing possum.
Translations of “play possum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝死或裝睡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装死或装睡…
(Definition of play possum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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